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Microsoft has introduced another tool for Rich Interactive Applications: Microsoft Silverlight. Often compared to Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight is more than just a single component. For example, C# and VB-developers can utilize their knowledge of these programming languages and of the .NET Framework, while designers can utilize the surfaces of applications almost entirely independent from the application code. This example shows the realization of a possible business idea – from concept to the application code: collaboration support by means of a system and platform independent Whiteboard with Silverlight. Sometimes it is difficult to communicate ideas and problems among teams. This is particularly true when team members are in separate locations, and their communication is limited to phone and Internet. Using tools that aid in visualization will make communication borders obsolete. This sample shows a collaboration application with its technical background and architecture, which only requires a browser.
In this sample:
• Need to convert a business idea for Silverlight, Visual Studio or Expression Blend? Included is a beginner’s guide to creating a Silverlight application.
• Architecture: necessary layers for communication, session management, and security.
• Service orientation
• Contract First Design
• Distribution on a Server, including special cases
To run the sample, the following core components are essential:
• Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or higher with installed IIS (Internet Information Services)
• Microsoft Silverlight 2.0.31005.0 (or higher) browser plug-in
• Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
• Any Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 capable web browser
To look into and analyze the source code the following additional components are necessary:
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard or higher
• To inspect and run the unit tests, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition is required
• Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008
• Silverlight Unit Testing Framework
• Optional, but recommended: Microsoft Expression Blend 2 + SP1
To deploy the sample to the Microsoft IIS web server the following additional components are necessary:
• Microsoft Internet Information Service 5.1 (or higher)
• Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation components
Quick Reference Guide
A Quick Reference Guide explaining showing how to start Trian.Whiteboard is available for download from the 'Releases' tab, together with other user documentation.
You can download the user documentation from the 'Releases' tab.
Download the Trian.Whiteboard zipfile from the 'Releases' tab and follow the instructions.
This sample was created in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation, by Marcel Hoyer (Microsoft Student Partner,
) and Torsten Weber (MVP for Device Application Development,
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